Cobble Thrill β€” A photography record of Cobble Hill by Frank Guia.
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Welcome to The Neighborhood

Cobble Thrill is a photographic record of Cobble Hill, a neighborhood located in the northwestern portion of Brooklyn. Comprising of only forty blocks, it sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens.

While predominantly residential, the area also offers a rich assortment of shops, restaurants, and bars. Atlantic Avenue acts as the northern border to Brooklyn Heights. Court and Smith Streets boast local hot spots like Court Street Bagels, Books Are Magic, and Congress Bar β€” a personal favorite.

La Vara on Clinton St.

Congress St.

Domino's on Bergen St. & Smith St.

Clinton St.

Swallow Cafe on Atlantic Ave.

Henry St. & Verandah Pl.

Thank you to first responders

During the spring of 2020, the pandemic caused a steep climb in death rates. Public officials issued stay-in-place orders for non-essential workers. As a result, people began applauding and making noise every night at 7pm as a thank you to those essential workers. This tradition kept going into the summer as those lockdown orders were partially lifted.

The footage above shows a group of people giving their thanks to essential workers employed at Cobble Hill Health Center, located on Henry Street. The sound filled the quiet streets daily and served as a hopeful reminder that our shared humanity can unite us.

Atlantic Ave. & Court St.

Congress St.

Jane's Carousel in DUMBO

Locally Sourced, Organic Content

I'm Frank, a neighborhood resident since March 2019. I created Cobble Thrill during the COVID-19 outbreak that halted New York in March 2020. The luxury of working from home granted me a heightened appreciation for Cobble Hill.

While eventually taking refuge in the Berkshires, I found myself longing for walks on Congress St. or having a crisp martini at Henry Public. In addition to featuring beautiful Cobble Hill streets, this journal highlights Red Hook, Dumbo, and more.

Henry Public on Henry St.

Cadman Park Plaza

Clinton St. & Congress St.

Cobble Hill Park

Cobble Hill Park

Cobble Hill Park, on Clinton Street between Verandah Place and Congress Street, was created in 1965. The city bought the property in 1963 and the park was dedicated in 1965.

It was reconstructed in 1989, winning the 1988 Annual Award for Excellence in Design from the Art Commission and the Parks Council's Philip Winslow Award for Public Projects in 1990, the first time it was awarded. The new design reflected the 19th-century brick-and-stone character of the tree-lined neighborhood.
Source: Wikipedia

Court Pastry Shop on Court St.

Clinton St. & Congress St.

Cobble Hill Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

East One on Carroll St.

Sam's on Court St.

Henry St. & Verandah Pl.

View from Jane's Carousel in DUMBO

East One on Carroll St.

Clinton St. & Atlantic Ave.

Atlantic Ave. & Henry St.

View into Long Island Bar

The Long Island Bar

The Long Island Bar looks kind of like a diner from 1950, and despite its name, it’s equal parts restaurant and bar. You can either stop by and drink a few gimlets, or you can get a booth and have some grilled trout, cheese curds, or cornbread with chicken liver mousse. What you really want, though, is the burger. It has two patties, a squishy bun, and an almost excessive amount of cheese. Bring a few friends, and start your Friday night here.
Source: The Infatuation

Trader Joe's on Court St.

Long Island Bar on Atlantic Ave. & Henry St.

Hicks St. & Congress St.

Atlantic Fruit & Vegetable on Atlantic Ave.

Pier 44 in Red Hook

Outside Champions Martial Arts

Baltic St.

Pilot on Brooklyn Bridge Park

Lee's Apple Tree on Court St.

Carroll St.